Long-crested Eagle

Long-crested Eagle: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The Long-crested Eagle is listed in the field guides with the Hawk-Eagles, but it is currently placed alone in its own genus…and may be closely related to the Spotted-eagles. Both of these birds were distant, one just before lunch in the northern sector of the park, and one late the next afternoon in the southern, Ishasha sector, so heat haze was an issue, especially in the second shot. Long-crested Eagles like to hunt from a perch and rarely soar, so both of these shots are typical of the species. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/800th and 1/640th. The shot against the sky was plus 1.3EV.

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